Council talks future projects

NEW RIEGEL — New Riegel Village Council met Tuesday evening to discuss projects that are in the planning stage. Sidewalk replacement and repair is at the top of the list.

The village has secured a Community Development Block Grant in the amount of $100,000. The bids for this project are to be opened June 12. Bid packages can be obtained from Seneca County Board of Commissioners. The county engineer determined which high traffic sidewalks are to be replaced. A timeline for this project is to be determined after awarding the contract.

The village had budgeted $60,000 for its share of the project, and the grant required the village to contribute $17,900. The savings of $42,000 are to be used for the repair of the sidewalks on residential streets.

Council members agreed that if cleaning of the ditch project goes forward, the village would pay its share of the cleaning.

Mayor Larry Bouillon suggested council consider hiring the Basement Doctor to level the uneven sections using an injection method. This could cost one-third the cost of replacing the concrete. Bouillon is to do more research. Any broken or cracked sections would need to be removed and replaced.

In another matter, New Riegel students from Sentinel Career and Technology Center spent a day helping clean up the park and mulch around trees.

In reports, council heard:

• Maintenance of the village pond has started.

• The Memorial Day parade is to start at 10 a.m. May 28. Flags are to be displayed later this week.

• The Halloween Parade is set for 2 p.m. Oct 28.

• Village trash pickup will be Sept 15.

Bouillon reported he has accepted a position on the Seneca Regional Planning Commission.